Americans are split evenly on their feelings toward President Obama -
49% unfavorable, 49% favorable.

Do you think things in the nation are headed in the right direction,
or have they gotten off on the wrong track?
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For each of these people and groups in the news recently, are your feelings very favorable,
mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
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Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing?
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Recently, Russian troops moved into Ukraine. Do you think this is more the result of a perception that President Obama is weak, which emboldened Russian President Vladimir Putin to take advantage, or [Putin’s aggressive quest for domination over countries formerly part of the U.S.S.R.]?
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U.S. Economy

A plurality of Americans, 46%, say they are better off than they were four years ago; 36% say they are worse off.
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For each of these aspects of the national economic situation, do you expect things to be better
in the next 12 months, worse, or about the same as the last 12 months?
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Are you personally better off or worse off than you were at the beginning of 2009?
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Which do you think would do the most good for the economy?
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Is your current standard of living higher, lower, or about the same as your parents’ standard of living when you were a child?
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Has the recent growth in the U.S. stock market made you feel:
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U.S. Issues

Most Americans support increasing the minimum wage, but 57% also think
it's unacceptable if it means lost jobs.

In thinking about the gap between the rich and everyone else, do you think it would be:
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Do you favor or oppose the following proposals the U.S. Congress is considering?
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Will your opinion about the minimum wage law affect your decisions about which candidates to vote for in the November 2014 elections for Congress? If yes, will it be a major or minor factor? Related Story »


A recent report by the Congressional Budget Office says that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years would increase the incomes of 16.5 million Americans while eliminating 500,000 jobs. Does that tradeoff seem acceptable or unacceptable to you?
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Health Care

A majority say the health care law will affect their voting decision in the 2014 Congressional elections.

Compared to this time last year, when it comes to the quality of health care you receive, are you:
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Are you more worried or less worried than you were a year or so ago about the possibility you could lose access to health insurance or health care?
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What is your opinion of the health care law?
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Will candidates’ opinions about the health care law affect your decisions about who to vote for in the November 2014 Congressional elections? If yes, will that be a major or minor factor?
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You might have different opinions about specific elements of the law. For each of the following provisions, please tell me if you think it should be kept or repealed.
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Has the health care law helped or hurt people you know?
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More Democrats - 81% - than Republicans - 54% - are satisfied with their own
party's candidates.

Do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or independent?
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How satisfied would you say you are with the quality of the candidates your party is nominating for president and members of Congress?
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Which of the following is a more attractive candidate for Congress to you:
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Tea Party

The Tea Party is viewed by 53% of Americans polled as a mostly negative force
in American politics.

In your view, is the Tea Party today a mostly positive or mostly negative force
in American politics?
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Would you be more likely or less likely to support a particular candidate if he or she has the endorsement of the Tea Party, or would it not matter?
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups are spending money in primaries to defend their Republican allies in Congress against Tea Party-backed rivals.
Do you like this approach or not?
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Christie & Clinton

Likely voters favored Hillary Clinton over Chris Christie 52% - 39% in a
2016 Presidential race.

Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton may be considering running for president in 2016.
Do you want them to run?
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If the presidential election were held today and the candidates were Chris Christie for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats, for whom would you vote?
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Governor Chris Christie has said he knew nothing of his top aides' plan to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge as retaliation against a local mayor who did not endorse his re-election bid. Do you believe him?
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she never saw requests for more security before the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. Are you inclined to believe her or not believe her?
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Gay Rights

Americans support gay marriage by a clear majority - 55% vs. 36% opposed

Within the last couple of months, two male athletes announced they are gay, a first for a professional basketball player and for a player expecting to be drafted by a National Football League team. Which of the following better fits your view of this:


Do you support or oppose allowing same-sex couples to get married?


All things being equal, would you rather live in a state that makes it easy or difficult for
gay and lesbian couples to marry?